Mens League Match Card and Guidance Notes

Please see below the GoCreate League Match Card - Available for download, and the league's guidance notes on completion.

GoCreate League Match Card
MatchCard1718.pdf
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Welcome to the 2017-18 GoCrea8 Hockey league season, due to some of the changes to the rules around match cards I felt a summary guide/’do’s and don't s’ to help your club officers in getting the match cards in on time and completed correctly.
One big change is that match cards need to be submitted within 48 hour of the fixture. This is to enable the league committee to act much quicker than before because we get the information sooner.
The next part in not so much a rule change, but a more strict control of rules already in place. To avoid any penalties, please make sure the information on the match card is complete. All boxes need completing, including the signature of both captains and the names and EH or WHUA numbers of both umpires. Although it is the home team’s responsibility to send in the match card, the away team still have a responsibility to make sure they complete their section accurately. There is more information about the details that must be filled in on the match card in section 10.2 of the 2017-18 Rules which can be found on the website or by clicking here.
Over the past few seasons since I have taken on this role, I have seen many good practices in the completion of match cards; they include filling in as much of the match card in before printing the page. This means all that is required on the day are the signatures and the away teams details, if some one doesn't turn up to play then just cross that name out and replace with who has played in their place.
Please remember the match details are important at the top of the page - they are the unique details to that fixture. The Match Number is important as that is what we use to index that individual fixture. It is a job that will take your captains only a minute of their time but it can turn into an extra hour of my time if I have a number of cards with this detail missing.
We are also being stricter on the umpires section of the match card. Although we do not require
their signature (but there is a box for them to sign if they wish) their full name and EH or WHUA
numbers are required. If the umpires are appointed by West or local UHA and they are unable to provide a number please instead put the association that appointed them.
One tip I would strongly suggest to clubs is give each captain a list of your club umpires with their registration number to refer to for the completion of match cards. Andrew Harvey should have already contacted you on this issue of registration numbers for your club umpires.
Any questions with the above guide please don’t hesitate to contact me. This also includes any
problems your captain may come across on match day. I am well aware sometimes incidents on the day can prevent the completion of a match card. I need to be made aware of this ASAP. Not after I’ve issued the fine.
Hockeymatchcard@gmail.com – for Match Cards
chopperharvey1983@gmail.com – for Questions – Please don’t send or CC match cards to my
personal email unless I have requested it
Have a great season!

Code of Conduct - Captains

These are the general conduct guidelines that the club has set out. for anyone taking on the responsibility of being a team captain.

 

  • There should be fairness to all individuals.
  • Appropriate selection for the appropriate team is a must for the best interests for the Club. Selection is done by the Selection Committee.
  • Captains should encourage players to want to gain promotion to higher teams.
  • Captains should actively promote training, helping to provide a friendly and safe environment. (This issue of particular relevance with the club wishing to go for the Club Mark Award).
  • We need to comply with league rules regarding the doubling up of players, also ensuring that where possible all teams are able to field 11 players. In the case of not being able to fulfil all league games on a given day, the lowest team fixture has to be sacrificed.
  • Players should only move up or down one team at a time unless in exceptional circumstances.•The captains need to ensure there are sufficient drivers/cars for away games (particularly applicable to younger, lower teams).
  • Captains should ensure that the team have the correct colour strip, i.e. a change of shirt colour in the case of an away colour clash. They should encourage the correct colour shorts/skirt & socks.
  • It is the captain’s responsibility to have a number of match balls available for home games (and plenty of practice balls for all games).
  • Captains should wear an armband. They should ensure that there is a first aid kit.
  • HA rules are clear that captains are responsible for the behaviour of players, both on-field players and substitutes. They need to ensure good behaviour (including the avoiding of swearing) towards both opposition and umpires.
  • Captains should themselves pursue, and expect from their team, good sportsmanship. Three cheers should be called at the end of the game. Umpires should be thanked by all players.
  • At home games captains should ensure that someone from the team shows the opposition back to the location for teas, acts as hosts to them and orders teas. There should ideally be at least one club member still present when the opposition depart.
  • Captains should ensure that non-club umpires are invited back for teas. They should ensure non-playing umpires are remunerated (player umpires will be reimbursed by their captain).
  • Captains should ensure that match fees (and subscriptions) are collected promptly and passed to the Treasurer frequently. Match fees should ideally be passed over to the Treasurer only when all the fees from a game have been collected. Fees for the teas should be settled on the day.
  • Captains should try to ensure that a match report is produced and submitted for games by lunchtime on Sunday (latest Sunday night) to website@bridgwaterhc.co.uk. The report should not be disparaging to opposition or umpires, or it will run the risk of not being reproduced.
  • Man of the Match votes should be taken for each game to establish the team’s player of the season.
  • The availability of players for the following game should be established.
  • Home league games require the result to be rung in and a league card filled in and posted, complete with the teams’ names and umpires’ names and signatures.
  • Captains should endeavour to promote the position of Club Captain. Players can speak to the Club Captain, in confidence if necessary, about any grievances that they may have within the club.

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Training Times (from September)
at Chilton Trinity 1610 All-weather Pitch.

 

Training suspended for Christmas until Tuesday 9th January

 

Men

Tuesdays - 8:15pm to 9:30pm 

 

Ladies

Tuesdays 7:00pm to 8:15pm

 

Please arrive 10 minutes ahead ready for an off-pitch warm-up!

 

Junior Training

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:00pm in term time.

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